Originally Posted by tinped
Interesting design,looks like the one that claims a 360 rollover capability(cant remember the name),but that one hasn't seemed to catch on,at least over here.
That is Elling. Interesting in that the same person we know has had involvement with No Limits, Bering, and Elling. They are all very interesting boats. They've all had a difficult time breaking into the US. Then the lack of presence and being seen and walked just makes their job more difficult. All three build quality boats. I think steel works against Bering and may also end up working against No Limits when it comes to the US market. If I was looking for a trawler to navigate the world, not only would I not be turned off by steel, I would fine it appealing. No Limits is from the Netherlands where the finest yachts in the world are build out of steel. They also have a commercial presence there so easier to sell there I would think.
They all three really could benefit by following the Cheoy Lee model and having a center in the US with several boats for people to go see and/or purchase. Obviously that takes money. It's just very difficult to penetrate this market without being seen at times and places other than boat shows. I think either of those three brands could be successful in the US, but not without a sizable investment in the market.
Good boats. Reminds me of a client my father had. Giuseppi or Joe depending. He bragged that he made the best pizza in the world and he should be successful. It was so difficult to get him to understand the best pizza in the world didn't matter if no one came to taste it. He went back to his previous job where he made very good money as a butcher for a very large restaurant.